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Arabian Defence Industries (ADI) announces production of world-leading South African combat vehicles in Jordan

[Johannesburg, 16 May 2014] - Paramount Group's newly announced joint venture with KADDB Investment Group (KIG), Arabian Defence Industries (ADI) is thrilled to announce that the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) has signed a major contract with ADI for the production of 50 of the world's most advanced armoured combat vehicles, to be manufactured in Jordan.

This first tangible industrial outcome of ADI will see the production of 50 of the Paramount Group of South Africa's developed Infantry Combat Vehicle, the Mbombe, which represents the latest in armoured and landmine protected technology in the world. The Mbombe is a six-wheeled armoured vehicle that employs an innovative new form of construction, offering outstanding protection, mobility and firepower. It is designed to provide unrivalled protection in class against landmines, IEDs, side blasts and RPG attacks.

Ivor Ichikowitz, founder and executive chairman of Paramount Group, says: "South Africa has been leading the world in armoured vehicle and landmine protected technologies for decades. We have an amazing skills base, we are home to some of the best engineers in the world and they have developed technologies that are used globally and save lives every day. The Mbombe represents the pinnacle in landmine protected vehicles today; this is a product that we are very proud of. It has revolutionised armoured vehicle design and we are very excited to share this technology with our partners."
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Last updated : 16 May 2014


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